I-20 rest areas will close briefly

Thursday, May 16, 2013 4:37 PM
Last updated 8:03 PM
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Two Interstate 20 rest areas in Columbia County will be closed for a few days next week as preparations begin for construction of a roundabout at Pumpkin Center.

The rest areas near the McDuf­fie County line will be closed Tuesday through Thursday to allow crews to relocate a sewer main associated with the planned traffic circle at Appling-Harlem Road and Wrightsboro Road, according to Harlem City Manager Jason Rizner.

A force sewer main owned by Harlem serves the rest areas and is in the Georgia Department of Trans­portation right of way. A city-owned water line was moved last week.

The roundabout will extend 0.36 miles, according to the department. It will include two lanes at a width of 11 to 15 feet, sidewalks, curb and gutter, and splitter islands on each of the four approaches. It also will have a truck apron and a central island, and will be lighted.

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